LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Archive: Sep 2017

  1. New and updated ground gas course: meet an industry expert

    In early October, LQM are again partnering with Steve Wilson (from EPG ltd) to deliver a training course on the investigation and mitigation of ground gas.  Steve is a world-respected authority on ground gas and author of many of the current guidance documents.

    This time around the course has been updated to include new sections on:

    • Getting the most from continuous monitoring technologies (including monitoring of flow rates);
    • Addressing the 40 ml/m2/day/atm requirement for gas membranes in BS8485:2015;
    • Latest research on piles and other preferential pathways fro ground gases.

    The course is open to delegates of all levels from both regulatory and industry sectors.

    For full details and to book your place, please go to www.lqm.co.uk/training/gasintro/

  2. Did you know LQM run courses nationwide in conjunction with EMAQ+?

    EMAQ+ and Land Quality Management Ltd (LQM) are working together in partnership to offer a programme of contaminated land seminars for local authorities at 3 venues across England; Leeds, London and Birmingham.  The training, in a formal classroom environment, provides opportunities to work with expert trainers on realistic practical exercises, ask questions, and network with colleagues undertaking similar work in other local authorities. The training is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

    EMAQ+, part of Ricardo Energy & Environment, also provide a range of other seminars covering courses providing professional development training and technical guidance to assist Environmental Protection Officers implement their LA-IPPC/LAPPC and Local Air Quality Management responsibilities.  The contaminated land seminars further extent this remit to include considering land contamination issues under either Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 or the planning regimes.

    In 2017/18, LQM/EMAQ+ are delivering a series of five ‘Essentials’ seminars (syllabus detailed here), which is based on our ever-popular 5-day series,  and some additional ‘Introduction to Chemistry’ Seminars (dates and venues can be viewed here). ). So if you are looking for a different venue or date why not look to see if EMAQ+ offer a more accessible alternative.

    The training is just for local authority delegates and can be booked even if your authority is not part of the EMAQ+ subscription scheme.  The cost for “non-member” delegates is currently £295 excl. VAT.  For full details, and to book places, please go to the EMAQ+ website  or email emaq@ricardo.com for further details.